I got this palette for an amaaazing deal, thanks to the blog Nouveau Cheap. It came out as a limited edition palette for the holidays, so that’s probably why, but who can pass up a $42 palette for half off? Not I. (If you’re interested in buying this palette, it’s back in stock and the coupon code still works!)
As far as matte eyeshadows go, these are good! I don’t think they are as good as the Tarte Amazonian Clay Tartelette palette, but they’re definitely better than a lot of matte eyeshadows on the market. The point of the “transforming ombre radiance ribbon” is that you can add it to any of these shadows to make them shimmery. Honestly, I’m not that impressed with this part. Maybe I just need to use it more, but it doesn’t seem very pigmented when it’s on my eyelids.
I used this palette today for the first time and I’m pretty impressed. The shadows are easy to blend and I didn’t notice any fallout when dipping my brush into the shadows OR on my face. I think that’s hard to do, especially when talking about mattes.
The packaging is so beautiful! It’s cardboard, but it’s holographic, which makes it look very high-end (in my humble opinion). It has a nice sized mirror on the inside and a magnetic closure.
Overall, I think this palette is worth your money. It’s very high quality and has a beautiful shade range. I don’t own the original Naturally Pretty palette, so I can’t compare the two, but if you’re into versatile matte palettes, this is a great option!